The waterfall is not at the end of the trail. There is a lake if you go far enough. There are no trespassing signs, but there is a gravel road to the left of the signs and it takes you to the parking area of the trailhead. From my experience if it looks like a road, it usually will take you to a parking area for trail heads. The waterfall is good size and is also off the trail, so you have to do some climbing to get back to the trail. It is all up hill basically.
First bald is about 2 miles from the little parking lot off the road. Went in late December and the trail was fully open and accessible. It's good for a short day hike, I would rate it as moderate up to that point. The view from the first field is quite amazing, and looks like a good place to camp to watch the sunrise! Didn't see the second bald, but I will try that next time!
so we weren't able to hike here if you use the directions in the app it takes you down a small gravel road where people live off. there are no trespassing signs everywhere and signs that towing is inforced. We didn't want to take the risk of going on a beautiful hike and having our car towed at end of it.
We did this hike 9-10-16 with two kids, 11&8 -great hike! Everyone loved it. There were lots of cars at the picnic area but almost no one on the trail. The waterfall is lovely and would have been even better if it hadn't been so dry lately. Two members of our party got stung by yellow jackets on the way down, there was a ground nest on trail. The kids wished we had brought a change of clothes or swimming suit, since there is a neat place you can swim near the picnic area. I'd come again in the spring, there was evidence that there would be nice wildflowers.
A bit steep, but not a long hike. The main falls is the only one really worth going to. The others you can only see from the trail looking down. You have to go down a very steep, slippery section to get to the bottom of the main falls which I would not reccomend for kids or dogs. It was nice that we were the only people there which made for some relaxing hammocking at the base of the falls!
Definitely worth it, the road getting to the trailhead is a bit sketchy, keep following it until the end and you will see a gate where the trail starts. We almost turned around before we got to the trailhead.
it was a tough little hike, in order to get close to the falls it would be an extreme hike. Staying on the trail gives you some good views but you don't really get close to it.
Amazing. One of my new favorite hikes for this area. Less than a mile in from the trail head there a very steep side trail shooting off to the right that takes you down to the bottom of the first big waterfall you come to. I highly recommend climbing down to it and getting under that power of that water. Pretty strong water for not being too tall of a fall. Water today was about 65°. I recommend bringing sandals for waking thru the water. We never made it all the way to the lake but this section of wooded mountain spoke volumes to us. And that water! Always got to get in that water. Easy to access that first waterfall but the rest of the hike was a good moderate challenge. Will have to try a different path at the main crossroads near the top next time.